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Hello! I’m so glad you found your way here!

I’m the writer and photographer at Food, Fun & Faraway Places, with a focus on food, fun, and luxury travel.

Though I do live in beautiful, sunny Florida, I can’t seem to stay put for long. I love exploring new places!

Here’s a secret I don’t tell everyone- I didn’t really start traveling until I was 50. Now I’m passionate about seeing the world. All of it! Are you with me?

About Food, Fun & Faraway Places

I began this journey with two parenting websites before I found my niche and created Food, Fun & Faraway Places.

Today I have a reach of over a quarter-million people between my blog and social media channels.

Now that both daughters have graduated and are professional animators in Toronto, I no longer write about parenting or kids. (They are so glad!)

Instead, I share recipes (many have been recreated from my travels) and write about luxury travel and culinary experiences all over the world.

Food, Fun & Faraway Places is thrilled to be number 3 on this list of 50 Best Food Travel blogs to follow in 2023. What an honor to be featured along with so many of my friends and mentors!

Food tourism is huge, and that’s my specialty.

Whether it’s getting photos of mouthwatering dishes in a local restaurant, attending a culinary class, browsing the local markets, or experiencing local street food, this is what sets Food, Fun & Faraway Places apart.

After the visit is over, I do my best to take home pieces of each destination to recreate foods so you can try a little bit of what I experienced.

According to the 2020 report from the Word FoodTravel Association, “Experts predict that the largest growth areas in the next two years will be activities that are exploratory, experimental, and hands-on, where travelers can learn and experiment with new or different foods and drinks.”

A Few Examples

Tower Bridge Dinner, Sacramento, California

I covered this event for The Daily Meal. Tickets are not easy to come by, so if you ever get the chance, don’t hesitate, just go! 

sturgeon, dill, greens, and radishes on a wood board

Spice Market in Lima, Peru

Visiting the local markets is one of my passions, along with bringing home spices for recreating local dishes. Check out Things to do in Lima Peru.

Looking for things to do in Lima Peru? If you're visiting Peru, you will probably fly into Lima. The key is to spend at least a few days there exploring.

Exploring the Culinary Scene in Santa Barbara, California

Ordering the Tuna Aguachili at The Black Sheep was a good move. Check out my picks for the best Santa Barbara restaurants.

raw tuna and veggies in sauce in white bowl with chopsticks on red material

Rocky Mountaineer Luxury Train

As a Rocky Mountaineer Ambassador, I think I’ve eaten everything on the menu! For more about the food, see Culinary Adventures on Rocky Mountaineer Canada.

Eggs, potatoes, tomatoes, and creme fraiche on white plate on white tablecloth with coffee cup in background

Exploring the Food in Panama City Beach, Florida

Always save room for dessert! See best Panama City Beach Restaurants.

Looking for some things to do in Panama City Beach, Florida? This complete guide has all the best places to eat including Instagrammable spots!

Touring Amman, Jordan

Though food is my passion, I’m fascinated by history, culture, and architecture. See my favorite things to do in Amman Jordan.

woman walking towards Jordan museum

What do you want to show off in your city? Let’s chat. I’d love to explore your destination and make some new discoveries to share with our readers.

Food, Fun & Faraway Places Awards

Food, Fun & Faraway Places was #3 in the 50 Best Food Travel blogs to follow in 2023 as well as #3 in Top 35 Food Travel Blogs & Websites To Follow in 2021.

We were also named one of the Top Travel Blogs of 2020, Top 15 Food Travel blogs of 2019, and came in at #99 on the list of Top 1000+ Travel Blogs

Travel Media Showcase chose the article Best Grapevine Restaurants as their top food-themed travel article for the 2016-2017 season.

Food, Fun & Faraway Places Mentions

We’ve been featured in the following publications:

Focus Features: Taste of Adventure: Food/Travel Bloggers Pay Tribute to The Subject of Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain

Room 1903 Magazine

Outer Banks of North Carolina website Outer Banks Restaurants.

Parade Magazine  21 Cute Romantic Valentine’s Day Desserts, Best Weight Watchers Crock Pot Recipes, and more.

Southern Living Magazine Thanksgiving Cupcake Ideas

Visit Florida Perfect Beach Day On Anna Maria Island Beach Travel Style  Choosing a Walt Disney World Hotel podcast in June 2017

Woman’s Day for Easy Cupcake Recipes

Freelance Writing

I have also written for the following publications.

USA Today Put These on Repeat: 17 Summer Dinner Ideas Everyone Will Love

The Daily Meal Travel  Where to find the Best Food in Sacramento

Travelocity Guide to Cabo Golf Courses, 9 Amazing Cabo Restaurants and Bars, Most Scenic Train Trips in the US

Bradenton Magazine, regular contributor

I has also joined the team at Suncoast View, our local morning program, to demonstrate how to pack a carry-on suitcase: How to Pack a Carry-On Like a Pro

A Sampling of Brands we’ve worked with:

Brand Ambassador Partnerships

I’ve worked with the following companies as a Brand Ambassador.

Travelocity Gnational Gnomad
Rocky Mountaineer Ambassador
Tervis Tumbler Ambassador
TripAdvisor Influencer
Disney Social Media Mom
Busch Gardens
Hotel Planner
Hamilton Beach

You’ll find Kelly sharing on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter

Work with Us On:

  • Press Trips
  • Sponsored Posts
  • Twitter Parties
  • Instagram Takeovers
  • Social Media Outreach Campaigns
  • Brand Ambassador Partnerships

Feel free to contact Kelly at

Kelly is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers and International Travel Alliance.

Frequently Asked Questions

Want to collaborate with us on Food, Fun & Faraway Places?

Email us and let us know if you have a destination, event, or product that would be a good fit. Reminder: this site is about food, fun, and travel. Anything else is not a good fit. Thanks for understanding.

Please note, we do not provide in-kind coverage of products.

If you don’t hear back, it’s because I don’t feel your idea is a good fit at this time. I receive so many requests that I cannot respond to them all. Thank you for understanding!

What is a Sponsored Post?

A sponsored post is an article written by a brand or me to promote a product or service. If you are interested in working with me on a sponsored post, please put that in the subject line. A sponsored post is not a guest post. My sponsored post rates begin at $1,000. Thank you!

Want to include a link and photo in an article on your site?

We love being featured! Feel free to use a photo as long as you link back to the actual post. If you’re including a link to a recipe, please do not include the recipe details. Also, please shoot us an email so we can help you promote the article. We appreciate you including us!